|The focus in January for Scorpios begins with short trips, siblings and colleagues, and your close environment leading back to your home (real estate), as well as your beginnings & family. Oppositions this month will take place in areas of career versus the home, and the changes in your work routine and environment versus your alone time to rejuvenate your inner self. Saturn has just entered your 2nd house of personal values, money earned and possessions and will teach Scorpios how to temper their possessions, learn to grow the bank slowly but surely, and how to respond to influences regarding money, income, and possessions.
Mercury retrogrades from January 21 to February 11, 2015 in Aquarius. This is the first of the retrogrades this year. It is the time of year when you will have to be careful of things going wonky in your communications, or your travels. Please do all the things that are precautionary such as, backing up your computers, checking your information, checking everything twice before sending. As well, try not to buy any new mechanical things such as computers, cars or anything that has mechanical or moving parts, and/or try not to sign any contracts or agreements unless they are formed with someone or a company you have dealt with previous to the Mercury Retrograde.
In your chart, a family member may say something to you that you might not appreciate regarding a friend or a group you belong to. Be careful that you do not take what was said out of context. Review what was said first and then react in an appropriate manner. “Losing it” will not help matters. It might end up being just a simple misunderstanding.
|The 1st to the 4th begins the month with Mars in the home adding vitality and energy and ‘busy’ness. The opposition is felt when Jupiter, currently in the house of career, is throwing a lot of work your way. This month will be all about balancing these opposing forces. The quicker you are able to balance these issues, the better off the year will go for you. On the 1st, the Moon is in Taurus in your house of close relationships and partners creating some balance in your life. If you’re single, you might have partnerships on your mind wanting that feeling of togetherness in your life. The Sun, Venus and Mercury are all in the house of communication, siblings and colleagues, and your close environment.Pluto has been in this house for a few years now and you may have noticed that your way of communicating has changed tremendously from when it entered this house in 2008.
On the 4th, Venus moves into your home and will sextile Saturn currently in your 2nd house of income. You may feel a little bit of a pinch in your purse so you may find yourself closer to home this month. You will feel this for about a week, then things will get better financially.
There will also be a full moon in Cancer in the 4th in your house of travel and this is sure to put a spanner in your schedule. There may be a reason that you need to travel and it may be linked to a female sibling, or you may hear news from far away (from her or them, if you don’t live in the same city) that is sure to get a reaction from you. Don’t overreact, just take it in stride, and wait about a week to respond. If you can’t wait, it may be that you have to travel to take care if this issue. It may be a difficult feat as you probably have a busy schedule already.
|The Moon in Cancer on the 5th may conversely infuse you with the itch to travel. The itch to get away from it all will create some tension within you even if you don’t have any actual plans simply because Uranus in your house of daily work routine has been creating havoc and an erratic timetable for a few years now. Just when you think you can relax a bit, you are dumped with a pile of work and, vice versa, when you are raring to go, your desk is clear. On top of all that, the Sun in a square to your North Node will create some tension between the need to be of service to others and the need to balance and heed your inner self. Discipline and sticking to a routine will help you to find creative ways to deal with a busy routine. On the 6th, Mercury will lend an idea or two to help move along those creative urges.|
|The 7th brings the start of some major opposing and tense influences for the month. The first to show up is the square of Pluto to your North Node. Pluto in your house of the logical mind and of communication will square the North Node of heeding your inner self. Some of the transformative ideas you have may bring up some subconscious deep karmic issues for you that might cause you some tension. Your logical mind may not always be able to make sense of the unconscious dreams and this might be the source of an irritant. Pluto likes to delve deep but in the 3rd house and in Capricorn, it’s possible that you will prefer to have things tangible and logical.|
|From the 9th to the 14th, you will have a lot of ideas of how to make money, and some of these ideas may include working from home. Mars is in this same house giving you the energy and the vitality to get going on some of these ideas. This will last for about five days so take advantage and most of all take notes of some of these ideas. Some of these ideas may also have to do with beautifying your home. On another note, it could be that there will be some discussion with or regarding a female in your family. With the influence of Jupiter in your house of authority, it could be a parent that you’re dealing with. Mars moves to the 5th house on the 13th and will square Saturn when it does. It could be that you are self-critical of your inability to be disciplined during this week. You may want to create, create, create, but are all over the place. You do not want to be set down by rules, but you know deep down that discipline will bring you the income and the results that you want.|
|The 15th and the 16th will bring more of the same influences as in the previous week, however some of your ideas will start to resound with your life path. Your ideas will also bear fruit to some creative ideas on making money and possibly while working from home. Your money making creative ideas may be just the thing that will help you to go toward your North Node especially if you listen to your dreams and your inner voice. Mars is still around bringing some of that critical assessment of the restrictions you are putting on yourself, but discipline and accountability is what will bring you the rewards and the income you want. You are still on the road to balancing your subconscious needs to the need to service others. This could also play out in the need to balance your inner mental health with your outer physical health routine. With Uranus in your house of health, you may be vacillating in your views of what the best health routine works for you. The other opposing forces centre upon balancing your home and private life with your career and work life.|
|From the 19th to the 24th, you will find a love for your career and a growing requirement for you to be more involved. I can only see that you may want to have more of a balance between your home life and your career and that at this point in the month, as much as you enjoy your work, you may feel a little frustrated at the same time. If you are at the beginning of your career life, this will feel good because you will love what you are doing. Your projects will get a boost from Mars all month, and this week you will get some influx of intuition and be able to tap into it for your creative projects. With the Sun and Pluto in your house of communication and writing, you will find that you are inspired this week and will create some very good writing. The Sun will be holding hands with Saturn and will help you toward discipline and regimen in your efforts while the Moon in Pisces will inject you with intuition to yield the result you are looking for.|
|From the 25th to the 29th, you will again face the challenge of balancing your inner mental health with your outer physical health. You are comfortable with the routine of physical training but need to temper it with healthy inner mental work. This inner work may very well be subconscious or you may have to peel away the onion to truly work on understanding yourself. You will come up with some ideas and thoughts on how to achieve this balance and may see some positive results.|
|The 30th brings an end to these major influences for this month. The Moon in Gemini in your 8th house of joint income and other people’s money may bring a bonus or a reward for all your hard work. Consequently, you may be recognized for being able to handle the changeable schedule which will lead to more responsibility and eventually more income. You will be able to see some results from your disciplined approach to your money, it might be a small victory but it will be a turning point. You may experience some impatience at seeing some of these transformations and changes you are slowly putting into place at work. Be patient and you will begin to see the results of these adjustments in your work and your new method of communicating with others. Next month will bring less of these opposing forces that lasted almost all month. Once you get passed January, you will feel a sense of relief and the rest of the year will feel like a breeze in comparison.|
|Happy New Year!|